Jamestown Historical Society

Day: August 12, 2020

Dog tax #1 was first issued to Dr. John Marshall, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, who summered in Jamestown.

From the Collection – Dog Tax #1

According to his great grandson, Dr. Marshall, because of his position, was one of the first in Jamestown to request a telephone and was given telephone number one. At that time, Jamestown dog tax licenses were issued with the same number as the owners’ telephone number.

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